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Around The Garden

Around The Garden

Gardenia Jasminoids

My mother’s health began to fail
I came to care and help her smile
She had a little Gardenia tree
But no flowers did she see.

I tended her with love and toil,
fertilized and loomed with soil,
was in the spring before she left,
Gardenia blooms to her I set.

Now, in the spring, she walks with me 
among the garden, around the trees.
Graceful Gardenia, fragrance be,
You bloom for all eternity.


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  1. Date: 3/18/2010 5:12:00 PM
    touching poem, enjoyed

  1. Date: 3/17/2010 6:57:00 AM
    Jaralynn, The sentiments in this poem are beautiful. I am so glad that you have an eternal memory of your mom through the Gardenia blossoms. Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 6:14:00 AM
    Sorry for the loss in your life but the memory lingers on in the plant and in your heart and she is waiting for you to join her...Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 3/16/2010 5:23:00 AM
    What a wonderful way of remembering your mom. Thanks for sharing. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 5:41:00 PM
    My mother is so precious and dear 2 me .She is not with me. But I like 2 think of her as a leaf. Only because she left me...Your poem is so touching....Irma

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 5:01:00 PM
    There couldn't be a more graceful or lovely memory to remind you of your mother, Jeralynn. How lovely is this poem.... Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 4:39:00 PM
    Gardenia was my Mom's favorite flower too.. such sweet smelling species of flower as sweet as Mom was.. such an enjoyable delight from your creative pen.. sweet memories in this one ... super series..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 1:19:00 PM
    I love this Jeralynn, it's simple and beautiful. My own mother recently suffered a stroke, the first bout of really ill health in her 87 years. This has struck a chord. Thank you.

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 12:58:00 PM
    What a beautiful way to be remembered this is lovely Jeralyn Daniel